Homes in America are getting bigger, with higher ceilings and fewer occupants. Those who are spending a larger portion of their income on the infrastructure are also spending significantly more to heat, cool, and light up their homes. This greater expenditure also means a higher carbon footprint and a greater impact on the environment.
There’s a tiny house movement worldwide that aims to reduce carbon footprints and greenhouse emissions. Some of the homes are as small as 70 square feet. Most are under a thousand square feet, but are designed so well that they feel cavernous to those accustomed to larger dwellings. Learn more about space-saving and compact living from this infographic.